Keeping Unmuddled

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One of the perennial questions writers are asked is “Do you read when you’re writing?”  My answer is “Yes.  I must read to write.”  However, what I read varies according to what I’m writing and what stage of writing I’m in.  Right now, I’m about to immerse myself in deep editing of the expanded draft of my Library of the Sapphire Wind.  Therefore, most of my reading will be shifting to re-reading, as well as not Fantasy or SF, to keep my mind unmuddled.

For those of you unfamiliar with this column, the Friday Fragments lists what I’ve read over the past week.  Most of the time I don’t include details of either short fiction (unless part of a book-length collection) or magazines.  The Fragments are not meant to be a recommendation list.  If you’re interested in a not-at-all-inclusive recommendation list, you can look on my website under Neat Stuff.

Once again, this is not a book review column.  It’s just a list with, maybe, a bit of description or a few opinions tossed in.  And it’s also a great place to tell me what you’re reading.

Recently Completed:

Emperor Mage: Immortals Book Three by Tamora Pierce.  Audiobook.  Stronger than the prior, dealing with consequences of the abuse of power.  Daine get another new magical trick, but she also has to consider the consequences of using it.

DreamForge Magazine, Issue Seven.  The last of this format of the magazine.  Very strong throughout, with an excellent mixture of stories and themes.

Murder With Mirrors by Agatha Christie.  I prefer the original British title: They Do It With Mirrors, as it actually makes sense.  A Miss Marple.

In Progress:

 The Realm of the Gods: Immortals Book Four by Tamora Pierce.  Audiobook.  

There Is A Tide by Agatha Christie.  An Hercule Poriot. 


Lots of magazines came in with January, both those lost in the December mail, and January’s own. 

2 Responses to “Keeping Unmuddled”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    I love Miss Marple! I may need to re-read some of the stories. I especially enjoyed the old B/W movies starring Margaret Rutherford in the starring roles.

    I have started How Firm a Foundation (Safehold #5) by David Weber.

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